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    Q&A with Kurt Deion

    Kurt Deion talked about his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents. Among other topics he discussed his interest in U.S. history, and his experiences meeting former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Mr. Deion has been documenting his experiences on his website, kurtshistorics.com, since he began his travels as a nine-year-old.

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    Q&A with Phyllis Bennis

    Anti-war activist Phyllis Bennis talked about U.S. foreign policy since the September 11, 2001, attacks, antiterrorism efforts, and the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    Newsmakers with Tim Pawlenty

    Former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), chief executive officer of the Financial Services Roundtable, talked about issues facing the banking and credit card industries, including cybersecurity, Chinese currency manipulation, and mortgage and housing issues. He also talked about the 2016 presidential election, including the future of the Republican Party and its response to the candidacy of Donald Trump. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

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    Q&A with Kevyn Orr

    Kevyn Orr talked about his role as emergency manager for the city of Detroit from 2013 to 2014 and overseeing the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. When Mr. Orr took over the post, Detroit faced a long-term debt of $18 billion, a housing market collapse, a pension crisis, and a serious decline in city services. Mr. Orr spoke about what he did to turn things around and responded to some of the criticism he faced while he held the position.

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    Open Phones on Republican "Voters First Forum"

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments following the New Hampshire Union Leader's “Voters First Forum” for 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Forum moderator Jack Heath also spoke about the evening and responded to questions from callers by remote video from the venue at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

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    "Voters First Forum" Preview

    Joseph McQuaid, president and publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, spoke about the newspaper’s “Voters First Forum” for Republican presidential candidates. Mr. McQuaid talked about why the event was put on, why it was a forum rather than a debate, who was participating, and the logistics of the event. He spoke by remote video from the venue at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Following Mr. McQuaid’s remarks, scenes were shown of the audience prior to the event.